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If you’re looking for one sided relationship quotes to feel a little less alone and feel understood, then you’re in the right place.

I’ve compiled the best quotes from phrases, sayings, poems and songs that will give you the “Somebody else gets what I’m going through!” feeling.

Because you definitely are not alone with being in a one sided relationship.

One way relationship quotes can help you realize that. They can also give you new perspectives on a love that is not reciprocated, that might be breaking your heart.

To make it easier for you, the one sided love quotes are in the following categories:

  • One sided relationship quotes for when you’re Feeling in Love
  • One sided relationship quotes for when you’re Feeling Hurt & Alone
  • One sided relationship quotes for when you’re Feeling it’s Time to Move On

They’re ordered in a way that reflects the ways you’ll experience one sided relationships.

Which generally starts with:

One Sided Relationship Quotes | Feeling in Love

If you have a crush, and they’re just not responding the way you’d hoped, then these quotes will undoubtedly speak to you.

They’re about people in situations that are before the dating stages.

Where you’re likely admiring them for a distance, maybe even secretly wish that they’d finally take notice of you and your affections!

One Sided Relationship Quotes | Feeling Hurt & Alone

Another way in which you can experience a one way relationship is when either your crush has not reciprocated your love for too long.

Or when you are in a relationship with someone, but are doing all the heavy lifting and feel like there’s nothing coming back in return.

Your partner is just taking you for granted and doesn’t worry about losing you.

One Sided Relationship Quotes | Time to Move On

This final category of quotes is all about how you might feel when you’ve reached your limit and just can’t take it anymore.

You’ve given so much already, you feel like if you continue, your heart might just run dry.

So in order to protect it and nurture it again, you may have to set some boundaries and in the worst case, decide that it’s time to move on.

I hope these quotes help you feel better afterwards!

One Sided Relationship Quotes | Feeling in Love

1. One word from you would make my whole day bright, dear crush.

2. I cannot fathom congratulating you on finding love when I’m not the giver of that love.

3. Hundreds of glances I give him each day, but not one I get in return.

4. I wonder what it’s like to be loved by you. – Wonder, Shawn Mendes

5. It’s hard to wait around for something that you know might never happen. But it’s even harder to give up when you know it’s everything you want.

6. I love you, and it kills me each day to see that you do not feel the same way too.

7. If only life was fair, but I understand it’s not, that’s why you cannot love me.

8. Cupid is nothing without harmony, and you made me understand why.

9. Sometimes I wanna wake up not remembering anything about you.

10. Nobody’s home but me, I’m the only one hangin’ on one-sided love. – Brooke Hogan

11. All of a sudden, my dreams seem to be better than my reality, because at least you loved me in my sleep.

12. People do incredible things for love, particularly for unrequited love.

13. My life has been a continuum of unanswered prayers and you bear the largest portion of that.

14. I find myself wishing every time, if only you knew you are the reason.

15. I’m tired of loving you and hoping you’ll do the same.

One Sided Relationship Quotes | Feeling Hurt & Alone

16. My heart is hollow and only you can fill it, yet it remains empty.

17. There’s nothing quite as sad as a one-sided love. When one doesn’t care at all and the other cares too much. – Dolly Parton

18. A relationship is nothing if all the feelings, sacrifices, contributions and hard work are only coming from one end. – Kisstopher

19. Relationships are worth fighting for, but sometimes you can’t be the only one fighting. – Emily Christine

20. I lost my mind trying to understand yours.

21. I’m not mad. I’m hurt. There’s a difference.

22. You have so much power over me to make me happy or sad. Yet the only thing you’ve ever done has been the latter by saying no.

23. Loving someone who will never love you back is like going to war and standing in the line of fire with your arms wide open.

24. I feel like I’m waiting for something that isn’t going to happen.

25. A long time ago, I thought I met the one. But all I did was meet my suffering, because you’ve innocently been my suffering.

26. Seeing you with someone else is the definition of hell.

27. Well you know that I love you more than anyone can but a one-sided love I just don’t understand. – The Beatles

28. A person doesn’t know true hurt and suffering until they’ve felt the pain of falling in love with someone whose affections lie elsewhere. – Rose Gordon

29. It hurts when you have someone in your heart but you can’t have them in your arms.

30. I’m happy for you, while feeling unhappy that I’m not the author of your happiness.

One Sided Relationship Quotes | Time to Move On

31. Relationships are worth fighting for. But you can’t be the only one fighting.

32. One-sided love is not even love. It’s a bad investment that puts your emotional well-being in debt.

33. If you don’t receive love from the ones who are meant to love you, you will never stop looking for it. – Robert Goolrick

34. No person should be taught that love is how much shit you can tolerate from someone.

35. What you allow is what will continue.

36. There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who won’t even jump a puddle for you.

37. Sometimes you have to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve.

38. You deserve the same level of effort you put out. Anything beneath that is not worth waiting for.

39. No relationship in this world ever remains warm and close unless good effort is made on both sides to keep it so. – Eleanor Roosevelt

40. In the end, we all just want someone that chooses us, over everyone else, under any circumstances.

41. If you wanna be hugged. Well, you’ve gotta hug me, too. Yeah, ‘cause I ain’t for no one-sided love affair. – Aldo

42. Somehow, I don’t know how you can miss seeing how much I love you.

43. If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life, you will be out of balance & in the negative! Know when to close the account. – Christie Williams

44. One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul. – Brigitte Nicole

45. If one day I disappear, know that I’ve tried to say goodbye a thousand times.

46. If you want me falling for you, then you have to give me something worth tripping over.

47. There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it. – Shannon L. Alder

48. For so long, I’ve only had one-sided feelings for other people. I’ve completely forgotten how good it feels to be loved. – Hinako Takanaga

49. My heart is broken, you hold the pieces but cannot mend them.

50. If they don’t make an effort to keep you, why should you?

That concludes the top 50 One Sided Relationship Quotes.

I hope you’ve found some of what you’re looking for!

For those of you, who are secretly crushing on a guy, but still have questions, you’ll likely find some answers in either of these two posts:

9 Signs of True Love From a Man – for if you think he’s fighting his feelings for you or is guarded and doesn’t know how to express himself.

14 Signs He Just Isn’t Into You – for if you’re feeling brave and think that deep down he likely doesn’t feel the same as you, but you just don’t know it yet.

And for those of you in a one sided relationship that have been giving everything, but feel totally alone and abandoned by your partner, you might find this helpful:

Tired of Begging for Attention In Your Relationship? Here’s What to Do!

Thanks for reading, and if you have any quotes that you love, let us know your favorite in the comments!


Gabriel Brenner